Welsh Conservatives in the European Parliament
Dr Kay Swinburne MEP

The Prague Declaration

The Prague Declaration The European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR) stands for a Europe of nation states and free markets and do not support the idea of a federal Europe. All Members of the ECR Group have signed up to the Prague Declaration of Principles:

Principles of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Conscious of the urgent need to reform the EU on the basis of Eurorealism, Openness, Accountability and Democracy, in a way that respects the sovereignty of our nations and concentrates on economic recovery, growth and competitiveness, the European Conservatives and Reformists Group shares the following principles:
  • Free enterprise, free and fair trade and competition, minimal regulation, lower taxation, and small government as the ultimate catalysts for individual freedom and personal and national prosperity.
  • Freedom of the individual, more personal responsibility and greater democratic accountability.
  • Sustainable, clean energy supply with an emphasis on energy security.
  • The importance of the family as the bedrock of society.
  • The sovereign integrity of the nation state, opposition to EU federalism and a renewed respect for true subsidiarity.
  • The overriding value of the transatlantic security relationship in a revitalised NATO, and support for young democracies across Europe.
  • Effectively controlled immigration and an end to abuse of asylum procedures.
  • Efficient and modern public services and sensitivity to the needs of both rural and urban communities.
  • An end to waste and excessive bureaucracy and a commitment to greater transparency and probity in the EU institutions and use of EU funds.
  • Respect and equitable treatment for all EU countries, new and old, large and small. The Prague Declaration
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